Hispanic Media Complains of Blackout By Sharron Angle Campaign

Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 | Posted by Chico Brisbane | Labels: ,

Hispanic media journalists are tracking the Senate campaign alongside their English language colleagues. But the editor of Spanish language newspaper El Tiempo says in 30 years, he's never experienced such a shutout as his team is getting from Angle's campaign.

"We never receive information, press releases, information on the place for talking with the community. Nothing," said Editor in Chief Hernando Amaya.

Hispanic television and radio reporters say the same.
Miguel Barrientos with KLAV-AM says calls to the Angle campaign go unanswered for weeks, leaving Hispanic media outlets at a loss to inform the community about the issues that affect them.

In contrast, Angle campaign spokespeople give statements and issue press releases to English language reporters. Amaya feels ignored by the campaign.

The Angle campaign held an event on Monday. Local Channel 8 News NOW and Hispanic media outlets were not invited.


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